Easy-to-make Fluffy Pancakes [vegan]

by Nadia Schilling

  Chickens can live up to 12 years, but are ‘spent’ after just 2 years on egg farms. Try this delicious, egg-free pancake recipe – so good you won’t go back! Easy-to-make Fluffy Pancakes [vegan] Ingredients  2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cup almond milk […]


Protect Your Soft Center from Compassion Fatigue

by Lisa Levinson

  “Caring about animals shouldn’t hurt,” says blogger Paula Fitzsimmons in her article about Compassion Fatigue, an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of others that causes secondary traumatic stress. Fitzsimmons, founder of the popular website Animal Jobs Digest, offers useful tips for those who volunteer or work to help animals. She […]


Woman Charged for Brutally Throwing Ex-Boyfriend’s Dog

by Doll Stanley

  Actions Caught on Video Late Last Year On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in Fairfield, California, Solano County prosecutors had 31 year old Brandi Chin of Fairfield arrested and charged with throwing her ex-boyfriend’s dog, a pug, on the pavement during a raging altercation with him. The incident was captured on video on December 19th, […]


“Ten Worst Tanks” for Dolphins & Whales Named & Shamed by IDA

by Laura Bridgeman

In Defense of Animals (IDA) has released its first-ever list of the Ten Worst Tanks  for dolphins and whales in North America with the #1 spot shaming SeaWorld as the “most disappointing.” Facilities within Canada, the United States and Mexico were chosen to represent the various and myriad problems facing imprisoned dolphins and whales (cetaceans) […]


Swimming in Shame

by Bob Price

  Just as In Defense of Animals has raised awareness and championed the plight of elephants suffering in captivity with our annual list of Ten Worst Zoos, we are now pleased to be able to take a similarly strong action for whales and dolphins. We are excited to announce our first ever listing of the […]


Progress for Farmed Animals in Massachusetts!

by Nadia Schilling

  This November, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on Ballot Question 3 which will prevent farmed animals from being crammed into cages so small they can’t even turn around or extend their limbs. This ballot measure was achieved by The Citizens for Farm Animal Protection, a group backed by In Defense […]


See Aaron & Boumba Today!

by Karin Cereghino

  Sixteen-year-olds Aaron and Boumba are both very sweet- natured boys. They are of the same chimpanzee subspecies and have lived in the same social group at In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue since soon after their confiscation from different locations more than 14 years ago. They were both housed temporarily by […]